brave and resolute; dauntless.

Nearby words

  1. stourbridge,
  2. stourhead,
  3. stoush,
  4. stout,
  5. stout, rex,
  6. stouten,
  7. stouthearted,
  8. stoutish,
  9. stoutly,
  10. stove

Origin of stout-hearted

First recorded in 1645–55

Related formsstout-heart·ed·ly, adverbstout-heart·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stouthearted

  • Peggy was asked if she would do it, and being a stouthearted lass she consented, for a round sum, to try it.

  • Many of them had lost their all, yet the worst sufferers seemed by far the most stouthearted of the forlorn crowd.

  • What ripples from the seething capitals will stir the placid thoughts of your stouthearted peasants?

  • Even the stouthearted Captain and the faithful mate, blear-eyed and haggard from loss of sleep, were filled with wonder.

    West Wind Drift|George Barr McCutcheon

British Dictionary definitions for stouthearted



valiant; brave
Derived Formsstoutheartedly, adverbstoutheartedness, noun

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